Is a Disable/handicapped person BPL?
September 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm #67874
friends, I some where heard that a disable/handicapped person himself/herself becomes a BPL irrespective of the person’s family condition(economic). Is it right? Please reply at the earliest (It is very urgent). If yes then kindly provide some supporting documents.
b_roySeptember 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm #74086
BPL= Below Poverty Line . There is different opinion between the Central and the State Govt. about the definition of a BPL family in India .
As far I know the monthly family income of a family (5 members) in urban area is less then Rs.4824/-and Rs 32/-per day income ( in case of rural area it will be less than 3905/- and Rs 26/- per day income.)
To be regard as a BPL family depends on family income . A disable/handicapped of a rich family is not considered as BPL (family)September 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm #74087
Dear Mr Roy,
I have not heard of any such govt. policy which, in a straightforward way, includes all the disabled people in BPL category simply by ignoring their original economic condition. However, it is now an established fact that about 42% of the disabled people in our country are living BPL (UNDP,2011). As per the estimates of the World Bank India has 40 – 80 million disabled people. They are the worst affected due to their limited access to health care, education and employment. For these populations, disability only accentuates poverty and social exclusion. The key factors for the rise in the number of people with disabilities in India are mainly poor diet, disadvantageous living as well as working conditions, limited access to health care, lack of sanitation and hygiene, and restricted access to information. Dr. Amartya Sen, at the World Bank’s conference on disability, has pointed out that the poverty line for disabled people should take into account the extra expenses they bear for combating their physical irregularities. Therefore it can be reasonably assumed that majority of the disabled people can be taken into BPL category. But, it’s not true that whoever is a person with disabilities should always be brought under BPL, disregarding his economic condition!
I support the views of Mr. Acharya on this issue. Other members of the forum may also come out with their views and, share knowledge.September 12, 2012 at 9:58 am #74100
I support the views of Mr. Acharya and Dr. Majumdar. Cut-off income for determining BPL for disabled/handicapped persons should be enhanced by following the suggestions of Dr. Amartya Sen. The disabled/handicapped fellows naturally have little earning. Adding much to agony, a hefty amount of money of such wretched fellows are used up only for their struggle against physical abnormalities. Govt. should think of it.
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